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The Letter To The Colossians From Paul, the Delegate

Chapter 1

Introductions

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Paul*, a delegate and emissary, teacher and ambassador, messenger and a person who is sent forth with the orders of Messiah* Yahushua* through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of the result of the will and purpose, desire and choice, mind and wish, purposeful intent and decision, gracious disposition and good pleasure, decree and law, precept and inclination of God*, and fellow brother Timotheos*, to the set-apart and cleansed in Colossae*, to the trustful, reliant and obedient brothers and fellow brethren in, by and with the Messiah*: Favour and joy, delight and thanks, glory and charm, goodwill and sweetness, pleasure and the gift of merciful and loving kindness to you, and exemption from chaos, this being peace and tranquillity, harmony and concord, security and safety, prosperity and freedom, felicity and the assurance of salvation from God* our Father*.

The Colossians’ Love

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We give and express thanks and show gratitude to God*, the Father* of our foundation and Sovereign Master*, Messiah* Yahushua*, praying and requesting, petitioning and pleading on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for all of you always, consistently and at all times, having heard and attended to, considered and understood, comprehended and perceived, paid attention to, received news of and being informed of your trust and reliance, obedience and confidence, certainty and guarantee, assurance and dependence in Messiah* Yahushua*, and your brotherly love and affection, good will, esteem and benevolence which all of you have and hold, acquire and receive, regard and count, enjoy and inhabit, bear and uphold, guard and protect, cleave and cling to, depend and rely on, support and sustain, grip and embrace, entertain and keep, own and possess for and on behalf of all the set-apart and cleansed ones, individually and collectively, through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of the hope, the expectation, confidence and trust in the future prospect that is laid up and kept in the heavens, the abode of the Supreme One, of which you heard and attended to, considered and understood, comprehended and perceived, paid attention to, received news of and were informed formally and previously in, by and with the Word and message, statement and declaration, instruction and decree, mandate and matter of the truth and fact, reality and disclosure, expression and certainty, uprightness and dependability, genuineness and reliability, sincerity and honesty of the good news, glad tiding and message, proclamation and victorious declaration that has arrived and is present within, inside and amongst you all, just as, accordingly and exactly as it also is and exists as growing and increasing, rising, being promoted and becoming greater, bearing and producing fruit, products and results within the whole and entire world and cosmos, just as, accordingly and exactly as it also has been doing so in, by and with you, setting you apart from the day which you heard and attended to, considered and understood, comprehended and perceived, paid attention to, received news and were informed of and gained knowledge of, knew fully and acknowledged, recognised and became acquainted with the favour and joy, delight and thanks, glory and charm, goodwill and sweetness, pleasure and the gift of merciful and loving kindness of God* by the way of the truth and fact, reality and disclosure, expression and certainty, uprightness and dependability, genuineness and reliability, sincerity and honesty of the Supreme One; just as, accordingly and exactly as all of you became acquainted with and realised, understood and learned from Epaphras* the beloved and favourite, our co-slave, servant and attendant, who is and exists as a trustful, reliant and obedient minister and servant, helper and attendant of the Anointed Messiah* on behalf of, because of and for the sake of us, and who has made known and declared by relating, indicated and signified, imparted knowledge of and demonstrated, shown and given evidence of, revealed and explained, clarified and made plain to us your brotherly love and affection, good will, esteem and benevolence in, by and with the Spirit*, through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of this, we also have not stopped, ceased or paused from praying and requesting, petitioning and pleading, and asking and begging on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for you all starting and beginning from the day which we heard and attended to, considered and understood, comprehended and perceived, paid attention to, received news of and were informed of it, so that, in order that and with the result that you might be filled and completed with the precise and correct knowledge, perception and discernment, intellectual understanding and insight of His will and purpose, desire and choice, mind and wish, purposeful intent and decision, gracious disposition and good pleasure, decree and law, precept and inclination in all individual and collective spiritual wisdom and intelligence, knowledge and insight, and awareness and understanding that enables the perception and discernment of what is known.

The Foundation of All Creation

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Walk and behave, live, conduct and regulate your life, works and actions in a manner worthy and suitable of the Sovereign Master* for and on behalf of everything that is pleasing and good, bearing and producing fruit in every good and pleasant, excellent and distinguished, useful and right, beneficial and fine, perfect and fitting, upright and worthy, admirable and satisfactory, dependable and pure, virtuous and honourable work and business, employment and undertaking, act and deed, task and labour, and grow and increase, rise, extend and become greater in the precise and correct knowledge, perception and discernment, intellectual understanding and insight of God*, being strengthened, empowered and enable in by and with all strength, power and ability in accordance to and in conformity with, in relation and with regards to, in line with and with respect to the force and power, strength and might of His glory and splendour, brightness, magnificence and excellence, pre-eminence and dignity, favour and majesty, for and on behalf of all individual and collective steadfast consistency and endurance, cheerful loyalty and load carrying capability, perseverance and patience, and enduring passion and anger, constant and steadfast indignation and fierceness, at the same time giving thanks together with joy and gladness, happiness and delight to the Father who has enabled and equipped, made sufficient and rendered fit, qualified and adequately given power to you all for and on behalf of a part, portion and share in the lot of the set-apart and cleansed ones in the constantly emitting light and brightness, gleam and shine of purity, the One Who saved and delivered, protected and released, rescued us and drew us from out of the power and might, ability and capability, force and influence, authority and significance, privilege and freedom, liberty and the dominion, permission and strength of darkness, ignorance and damnation, and transferred and moved us into the kingdom and royal power, dominion and rule, kingship and authority of the Son of His love and affection, good will, esteem and benevolence, within and inside Whom we have and hold, acquire and receive, regard and count, enjoy and inhabit, bear and uphold, guard and protect, cleave and cling to, depend and rely on, support and sustain, grip and embrace, entertain and keep, own and possess the redemption, liberation and deliverance: the forgiveness and pardon, remission and leaving behind, setting aside and disregarding, abandoning and dismissing, omission and rejection, separation, release and the setting free from bondage and imprisonment to sins and errors, misses of the mark and mistakes, violations of the Torah of the Supreme One and wandering from the Way and from the state of uprightness. He is and exists as the diminished image and representation, form, icon and likeness of the invisible and unseen God*, existing before and being superior to all created things, for concerning this, in, by and with Him, every individual and collective thing in the heavens and upon the earth, land and ground was made and created, formed and produced, the visible and invisible, the seen and the unseen, whether thrones, seats or chairs of authority, or dominions or ruling powers, or rulers or people of power, or authorities or domineering powers, people who have might and strength, ability and capability, force and influence, significance and privilege, freedom and liberty, permission and strength to do whatever they please with or over others. For concerning this, through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of Him, all individual and collective things have been made and created, formed and produced for and on behalf of Him, and He Himself is and exists before and above everything, and in Him all things hold, stand and unite together, and He Himself is and exists as the head and supreme and most prominent cornerstone of the body of the called out Ekklesia*, assembly and congregation. He is and exists as the foundation, the beginning and origin, leader, ruler and active cause, existing before and being superior to the dead and lifeless, those destitute of life, power and authority, because it was favourable decided and determined, chosen and selected that everything that was to be fulfilled, completed and brought to fruition would dwell, inhabit and reside within Him, and through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of Him to completely reconcile and bring all individual and collective things to and towards Himself, having brought exemption from chaos, peace and tranquillity, harmony and concord, security and safety, prosperity and freedom, felicity and the assurance of salvation through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of the blood of the upright stake* through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of Him, whether things upon the earth, land and ground or the things in the heavens, the sky and everything visible in it. And all of you who once and formerly in a previous time existed as alienated and estranged, and hostile and opposing in understanding and desire, intelligence and mind, thought and disposition in, by and with evil and troublesome, sorrowful and poor, pitiable and unfit, unattractive and useless, worthless and morally reprehensible, morally corrupt and wicked, annoying and unethical, diseased and blind, perilous and criminal, vicious and malignant, harmful and incompetent, bad and wretched, pernicious and noxious works and business, employments and undertakings, acts and deeds, tasks and labours. But nevertheless, now, at this present time, He, Yahushua, has completely reconciled and has brought everything together in, by and with His fleshy body through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of the death and separation, the separating of His soul from His body, so as to stand you upright and place, set and present you as set-apart and cleansed, and blameless and without blemish, faultless, guiltless and without defect, and without accusations, irreproachable and free from any charge before Him, in His presence, provided that you remain and continue, keep on and endure, last and live on established and founded, grounded and firm, immovable and steadfast, solid and permanent in the trust and reliance, obedience and confidence, certainty and guarantee, assurance and dependence in the Supreme One, not moving or shifting away from the hope, the expectation, confidence and trust in the future prospect concerning the good news, glad tiding and message, proclamation and victorious declaration which and what you heard and attended to, considered and understood, comprehended and perceived, paid attention to, received news of and were informed of that was being proclaimed and announced, declared and heralded, offered and cried out, spoke of, mentioned and published publically with the goal to persuade, warn and to urge compliance to in, by and with all creation that is under heaven, the abode of the Supreme One, of which I, Paul, came to be and exist, appeared and arose as a minister and servant, helper and attendant.

The Mystery Of God

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Now, at this present time, I rejoice and I am glad, delighted and pleased in, by and with my sufferings and afflictions, calamities and sorrows, grieves and misfortunes on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for you, and I am completely fulfilling and accomplishing, perfecting and celebrating, executing and carrying out, ratifying and satisfying in, by and with my flesh and body what is lacking and deficient, needed and absent in the tribulations and distresses, oppressions, afflictions and harassments of the Anointed Messiah* on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for His body, which is and exists present as the called-out Ekklesia, assembly and congregation, of which I came to be and exist, appeared and arose as a minister and servant, helper and attendant according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to the management and administration, commission and dispensation, purpose and plan, regulation and arrangement of God*. This was given and granted, supplied and furnished, bestowed and delivered, committed and permitted, extended and presented to me for and on behalf of you to fulfil and accomplish, perfect and celebrate, execute and carry out, ratify and satisfy, complete and appease, bring to realisation and proclaim the Word and message, statement and declaration, instruction and decree, mandate and matter of God*, the secret and mystery that has been concealed and covered, hidden and kept secret from the ages, era’s and past times, and from generations and races, descendants and contemporaries. But nevertheless, now, at this present time, it has been revealed and made known, brought to light and uncovered, laid bare and unveiled, manifested and disclosed, exposed and visibly shown to His set-apart and cleansed ones, to whom God* purposely wanted and wished, preferred and aimed, intended and willed, took delight in and lovingly desired to make known and reveal, declare and point out, give understanding and recognition of what is the riches and wealth of this mystery among the Gentile races and nations, which is and exists as Messiah* in you, the hope and expectation, confidence and reliance of glory and splendour, brightness, magnificence and excellence, pre-eminence and dignity, favour and majesty. He, Messiah, is the one we constantly announce and declare, publically pronounce and publish, openly preach and teach, admonishing and warning, rebuking and exhorting, instructing and imparting instruction in order to improve the mind and attitude of every human being, and teaching, explaining and instructing every human in all individual and collective wisdom and intelligence, knowledge and insight, so that, in order that and with the result that we may present and show, bring and place every human being and stand upright in their presence in order to enable them to stand whole and complete, perfect and without blemish with Messiah*, for and on behalf of which I also work hard and labour, toil and strive, struggle and grow weary, get tired and become exhausted according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to His operation and work, action and productive efficiency, vigour and power, cosmic energy and function, that which operates and works, acts and is productive, efficiently functions and is energetic, active and flows inside and within me in, by and with power and might, ability and capability, force and influence, authority and significance, ________________

Chapter 2

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competence and excellence. • I want and wish, prefer and aim, intend, will and desire for all of you to know and understand, recognise and respect, perceive and observe, comprehend and appreciate how great, intense and severe the struggle and contest, conflict and trial is that I have and hold, acquire and receive, regard and count, enjoy and inhabit, bear and uphold, guard and protect, cleave and cling to, depend and rely on, support and sustain, grip and embrace, entertain and keep, own and possess on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for you all, as well as for those in Laodicea*, and as many as there are of those who haven’t seen or perceived, met or become acquainted with me in the flesh, nor my face and presence, so that, in order that and with the result that their hearts, their circulation of life might be encouraged and exhorted, consoled and taught, instructed and urged, appealed to and comforted, implored and entreated, beseeched and cheered on, having been brought and joined, combined and united, put and caused to stand together in, by and with brotherly love and affection, good will, esteem and benevolence and towards all the individual and collective riches and wealth of the full assurance and absolute certainty, complete conviction and confidence, perfect certitude and guarantee, sureness and indubitableness of the understanding and knowledge, perception and comprehension, intelligence and the ability to reason and recognise concepts and see relationships between them for an behalf of the precise and correct knowledge, perception and discernment, intellectual understanding, acknowledgement and insight of the secret and Mystery of God* - Messiah* - in, by and with Whom all the individual and collective treasures and valuables of wisdom and intelligence, knowledge and understanding, intellectual grasp, recognition and comprehension are hidden and kept secret, concealed and stored. I say and teach, maintain and affirm, direct and exhort, advise and point out this so that, in order that and with the result that no one, nobody and nothing may be able to deceive or distort, cheat or defraud, beguile or circumvent, mislead or delude any of you by using false reasoning or incorrect inferences, disguised fallacies or persuadable speech, clever language or plausible but fake arguments for fraudulent intent, for even if I am absent in the flesh and body, but nevertheless, notwithstanding and on the contrary, I am and exist together with all of you in the Spirit*, rejoicing with great happiness and delight, and seeing and perceiving, knowing and understanding, considering and comprehending, realising and noticing, discerning and discovering, observing and examining, looking at and inspecting, recognising and coming to experience and become acquainted with your character and fashion, quality and style, manner and orderliness, and the solidarity and firmness, steadfastness and stability, basis, support and foundation of your trust and reliance, obedience and confidence, certainty and guarantee, assurance and dependence for and on behalf of Messiah*.

He Cancelled The Record Of Our Sins

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Then and therefore, accordingly, consequently and these things being so, as you have accepted and acknowledged, associated with and taken, received and ascertained the Anointed* Yahushua*, the Sovereign Master*, walk around and behave, live and progress in your life in, by and with Him, having been rooted and set firm, established and strengthened, thoroughly grounded and built up further in, by and with Him, and being made stable and steadfast, certain and reliable, verifiable and secure in the trust and reliance, obedience and confidence, certainty and guarantee, assurance and dependence in the Supreme One, just as, accordingly and exactly as all of you were taught, instructed and had explained to you and learned during our discourses and discussions, abounding and overflowing, exceeding and increasing with thanksgiving and gratitude. Perceive and examine, mentally discern and observe, discover and understand, consider and contemplate, pay close attention to and notice, direct your attention to and face, be aware of, look out and watch out so that none of you will be kidnapped or taken away, taken control of or held captive, victimised, mislead or carried off into submission through the means of or on the grounds of, on account of or for the reason of, on the basis of or because of philosophy or human wisdom, human understanding or humanistic thought, and untrue or lying, empty or foolish, useless, valueless or purposeless, meritless or senseless, trivial or vain deceit and deception, trickery and seductive delusion that leads to evil behaviour and dissipation according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to the traditions and teachings, precepts and customs, doctrines and transmitted legends, myths and regulations of man and human beings, according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to the elementary principles and fundamental elements, natural substances and concepts, doctrines and shadows, components and rudimentary materials of the world and cosmos, galaxy and universe, and not according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to the Anointed Messiah*, because within Him resides and lives, inhabits and dwells each and every aspect of the complete fulfilment and measure, fruition and totality of the messages and promises of the Deity corporeally in bodily form. Also, in, by and with Him all of you are and exist as fully complete and richly supplied, perfectly imbued with power, influence and energy, for He is and exists as the head, the supreme and most prominent cornerstone of all creation, the foundation and chief builder from the origin and beginning of time and the one with unlimited authority and power, right and ability. Also, in, by and with Him you have been circumcised, in a circumcision that isn’t made or done with the hands of men, by, with and through the removal and stripping away of, the laying aside and the separation of the body of the flesh in, by and with the circumcision of the Anointed Messiah*, having been buried together with Him in, by and with immersion and submersion, you are also raised in, by and with Him through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of the trust and reliance, obedience and confidence, certainty and guarantee, assurance and dependence in the operation and work, action and productive efficiency, vigour and power, cosmic energy and function of God*, the One Who raised and awoke Him, erected and restored Him, caused Him to stand upright and transformed Him back to life from out of the dead and lifelessness, from having His soul staying in Hades, the abode of the dead. And all of you, being and existing as dead and lifeless, destitute and spiritually ineffective in, by and with your fallen state and sins, errors and false beliefs, deviations from uprightness and the truth of the Way, wrongdoings, offenses and lapses from the Torah of the Supreme One, and still retaining the foreskin of your flesh, your mortal human nature, we were made alive and restored in, by and with Him. We were graciously and freely bestowed pardon, favourably granted and kindly given forgiveness and were willingly remitted from each and every one of our sins of our fallen state, our errors and false beliefs, deviations from uprightness and wanderings from the truth of the Way, wrongdoings, offenses and lapses from the Torah of the Supreme One, having removed and wiped away, obliterated and eliminated, cancelled and erased, blotted out and expunged the written certificate and document which records the debts and charges, accusations and indictments, obligations and liabilities that were according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to us with its principles and decrees, commands and laws, orders and decisions, propositions and conclusions, ordinances and official judgements, which was and existed as opposed and hostile to, adverse to, contrary to and set against us, and He lifted and raised, elevated and removed, took and carried it away from the midst and centre stage, having nailed and fastened, riveted and affixed it to the upright stake*. He disarmed and exposed, took power from and rendered helpless, deprived of authority and divested of force, despoiled and plundered, stripped and laid bare the leaders and rulers, authorities and magistrates, and in, by and with courage and fearless confidence, boldness and assurance, open speech, frankness and public outspokenness He publically exposed and disgraced, made an example and show, exhibition, spectacle and demonstration of, humiliated and shamed the authorities and domineering powers, people who have might and strength, ability and capability, force and influence, significance and privilege, freedom and liberty, permission and strength to do whatever they please with or over others, officials who have religious, political and governmental authority, triumphing and being victorious over them by, with and through Him.

Don’t Submit To Any Religion

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Then and therefore, accordingly, consequently and these things being so, do not let any individual separate or part, sunder or sever, disunite or divide you in the act of eating, or in drinking, or in any part or share in the celebratory feasts and festivals, or the new moon, the start of the month festival, or of Sabbaths, the days of rest: these things are and exist as an archetype foreshadow and reflection, silhouette and profile, representation and mirror-image, sketch and outline, copy, prototype and adumbration of the things that are about to and inevitable to, determined and intended to, certain and expected to, destined and going to be; that is, the living body and actuality, substance and reality is Messiah*. Let no one whatsoever disqualify or deprive of the prize, beguile or rob, decide or judge against, condemn or cheat any of you out of your right to get the victorious prize of salvation, preferring and liking, wishing and loving, wanting and willing, taking pleasure in and consenting to, desiring for and insisting on self-abasement and false humility, weakness and cowardliness, misdirected submission and relinquished judgement, humiliation and depression, oppression and exploitation, effacement and lowliness in cultic and religious behaviour, or in any religion as all are based on cultic rites manifested in services, worship and superstitious observances and statues along with fear, trembling and terror, as is announced and proclaimed, taught and performed by religious and political messengers and envoys; basing their authority on and their initiation into the mystery religions, dogmas and practices with what they have claimed to have seen and perceived, observed and witnessed, known and experienced, recognised and respected, understood, comprehended and appreciated as supernatural visions and messages, being vainly and groundlessly, inconsiderably and thoughtlessly, purposely and randomly, rashly and causelessly puffed up and inflated with pride and arrogance, being haughty and conceited, exaggerating their self-importance and groundless self-conception by and subject to the power and control of his or her own understanding and knowledge, judgement and reason, thoughts and opinions, feeling and desires, mind and insights, perceptions and apprehensions, inclinations and consciousness of their fleshy, animal instincts and desires, and not holding onto or grasping, keeping carefully or retaining, cleaving to or gripping the Head, the Messiah, from out of Whom the whole and entire body (being abundantly supplied and furnished, presented and provided, supported and given, furnished, granted and bestowed, and being bound and joined, combined and united, put and caused to stand together through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of the ligaments and joints, grips and contacts, connections and sinews, and bonds and units, bands and tendons, unions and fastenings, loops and chains that knit, gather and combine together as one), grows and increases, rises, extends and becomes greater in repute and status, position and authority with the growth and increase, multiplication and amplification of God*. If all of you died a natural death, being separated from the rudimentary basic and natural elements of doctrines, teachings and principles, humanistic teachings and taboos, ordinances and ceremonies of the world and cosmos, galaxy and universe, together with the Anointed Messiah*, then why, as if and as though you were still living and continuing your life within and inside the world and cosmos, the human race, do you submit and subject yourselves to principles and decrees, ordinances and requirements, doctrines and authority, imposed regulations and commands, rules and obligations, laws and dogmas, laid down opinions and resolutions: “Do not handle or exert influence*, neither taste things or have any sort of experience, neither touch, take hold of or embrace anything”? Each and every one of these individual and collective things lead and head towards corruption and destruction, morally depravity and death, decay and ruin, perdition and dissolution when abused and misused, used up and consumed so that nothing is left according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to the commandments and precepts, rules and mandates, ordinances and charges, commissions and injunctions, instructions and directions, and teachings and doctrines, instructions and education of men, the human race. These things indeed exist as having and holding, acquiring and receiving, regarding and counting, enjoying and inhabiting, bearing and upholding, guarding and protecting, cleaving and clinging to, depending and relying on, supporting and sustaining, gripping and embracing, entertaining and keeping, owning and possessing an appearance of a word and saying, message and statement, declaration and thought, instruction and teaching, decree, mandate and matter of wisdom and intelligence, knowledge and insight with self-made religion and cultic rites manifested in services, worship and superstitious observances and statues along with fear, trembling and terror, and also promoting self-abasement and false humility, weakness and cowardliness, misdirected submission and relinquished judgement, humiliation and depression, oppression and exploitation, effacement and lowliness in cultic and religious behaviour - the severe asceticism of the human body - not a single one of them having any price or value, high evaluation or estimation, worth or esteem, recognition or honour, reverence or respect, dignity or great status, regard or high distinction to the advantage of suppressing or satisfying, fulfilling or gratifying the ______________________

Chapter 3

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indulgencies and cravings of the flesh, the corruptible human nature. • Then and therefore, accordingly, consequently and these things being so, if or whether any of you have been raised and exalted, elevated, stirred and revived together with the Anointed Messiah*, set your minds upon and think about, cherish and strive for, seek after and have regard for, ponder and dwell upon, contemplate and fix your attention on the things that are above in the abode of the Supreme One - not on the things that are upon the earth and land, ground, region and area, in the abode of men, for the reason that all of you have been separated, dying to these things and your life and vitality of living has been hidden and concealed together with the Anointed Messiah* in, by and with God*. When the Anointed Messiah*, your life and vitality of living, may appear and be revealed, made known and brought into the light, uncovered, laid bare and unveiled, manifested and disclosed, exposed and visibly shown, then, at that time, all of you also shall appear and be revealed, made known and brought into the light, uncovered, laid bare and unveiled, manifested and disclosed, exposed and visibly shown together with Him in glory and splendour, brightness, magnificence and excellence, pre-eminence and dignity, favour and majesty.

Put On The New Self

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Then and therefore, accordingly, consequently and these things being so, put to death and slay, get rid of, render impotent and deprive the force and power of the members of passions and desires that are upon the earth and within the realm of men: fornication, adultery, sexual immorality, illicit sexual relations out of wedlock and bestiality, uncleanness and moral impurity, immorality and vileness, lustfulness and the lack of legal or moral restraints, wild extravagance and profligate living completely given up to disintegration due to wasteful expenditures and licentiousness, uncontrolled sexual passion, lustful desire and evil craving, strong impulse and longing, inordinate passion and appetite, desire, craving and lust for things which are forbidden, and also the greed and insatiableness, avarice and covetousness for more than what one needs and what is due, which are and exists present as the worship of false gods, images and idolatry manifested in feasts celebrating and honouring false gods; for the reason that through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of these things comes and arises, appears and proceeds the wrath and anger of God*. It is in, by and through these ways that once, in a former time, you all also used to walk and behave, live, conduct and regulate your life, works and actions when you were living in, by and with them. But nevertheless, now, at this very moment in time, all of you are also to put off and get rid of, stop and remove, cease from doing and give up, lay aside and disregard, bury and quell, renounce and avoid all the following individual and collective things - wrath and anger, temper and violent emotion, fury, intense rage and passionate and heated frenzy, malice and wickedness, depravity and hostility, hatefulness and vice, cowardice and the desire to break laws and cause injury, insults and lies, malicious slander and abusive speech, injurious reproach and vilification, personal mockery and reviling defamation, dirty and filthy, foul and obscene, indecent and improper, abusive and scurrilous language and speech from out of your mouth. May you not deliberately lie or knowingly deceive, purposely try to mislead or intend to create and preach falsehoods towards one another, as you have stripped off and wholly removed the old and earlier, former and previous man and human-self, together with his or her actions and practices, condition and deceptions, works and habits and have put on, dressed and clothed yourselves with the new, fresh and recent one, the one that is being restored, renewed and completely changed to a superior and greater nature for and on behalf of precise and correct knowledge, perception and discernment, intellectual understanding and insight according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to the image and representation, form and likeness of the One who made and created, formed and produced it, in which these is and exists not Greek and Yahuwdean, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarians*, Scythians, slave, servant and attendant, free and unrestrained, unconstrained, unfettered and independent, but nevertheless, notwithstanding and on the contrary, Messiah* is and exists as all and in, by and with everything, individually and collectively. Then and therefore, accordingly, consequently and these things being so, as and being God’s* chosen and elect, set-apart and those that are loved dearly and welcomed, entertained and looked upon fondly, cherished with strong affection, well pleased and highly esteemed with great favour, goodwill and benevolence, put on, dress and clothe yourselves with kind and benevolent, lovely, affectionate and tender-hearted compassion, mercy and sympathy, and kindness and honesty, respectability and worthiness, uprightness and generosity, humility and modesty, gentleness, courtesy and meekness in power, patience and endurance, forbearance and self-restraint, receiving and enduring, bearing and sustaining, accepting and listening to, lifting up and exalting, upholding and admitting, paying attention to and taking up one another, and if someone might have or hold, acquire or receive, regard or count, bear or uphold, cleave or cling to, support or sustain, grip or embrace, entertain or keep, own or possess a complaint, grievance or reproach with regards to someone else, graciously and freely bestow, favourably grant and kindly give forgiveness and pardon to each other, just as and seeing that the Sovereign Master* has also graciously and freely bestowed, favourably granted and kindly given forgiveness and pardon to you, and in this manner and way, thus, so and as follows, you are to do the same. But nevertheless, above and before all these individual and collective things is brotherly love and affection, good will, esteem and benevolence, which and what exists as the uniting and joining band and bond of completion and perfection, wholeness and perfect unity. And let the peace and tranquillity, harmony and concord, security and safety, prosperity and freedom, felicity and the assurance of salvation of the Anointed Messiah* be in control and rule, govern and direct you in your hearts, your circulation of life that controls your desires and feelings, affections and endeavours, will and character, passions and impulses, for and on behalf of which you were also called, summoned and invited in one body. Indeed, come to be and appear, arise and show yourselves as grateful and thankful. Let the word and message, statement and declaration, instruction and decree, mandate and matter of the Anointed Messiah* reside and dwell, govern and direct, inhabit and live in you richly, abundantly and generously, teaching, explaining and instructing and admonishing and warning, rebuking, exhorting and giving advice to everyone in all wisdom and intelligence, knowledge and insight, singing and praising in psalms, hymns, spiritual and spirit-filled songs and odes to God* in and with the favour and joy, delight and thanks, glory and charm, goodwill and sweetness, pleasure, mercy and loving kindness that is in each of your hearts, your circulation of life that controls your desires and feelings, affections and endeavours, will and character, passions and impulses. And all the individual and collective things that you might do and perform, accomplish and execute, practise and bring about, undertake, keep and carry out, construct and establish, in, by and with word or message, statement or declaration, instruction or decree, mandate or matter, or in, by and with work or business, employment or undertaking, act or deed, do every individual and collective thing in, by and with the name and title, character and person, reputation and authority of Master* Yahushua*, giving and expressing thanks and gratitude to God* the Father through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of the Him.

Advice For Believers

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• To the wives and the women who are betrothed to be married*: voluntary submit to and cooperate with your husbands and the men you’re betrothed to be married to, just as, accordingly and exactly as it is fit and proper, becoming and seemly, right and appropriate to do so with respect to Yahuweh*.

• To the husbands and the men who are betrothed to be married: love dearly and welcome, entertain and look fondly upon, cherish with strong affection and highly esteem with great favour, goodwill and benevolence, be loyal to and greatly adore your wives and the women you’re betrothed to be married to, and never be bitter or harsh, angry or resentful, exasperated or cruel, malignant or spiteful, vindictive or show or exhibit any sort of hatred or violence towards them.

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• To the children: listen to and obey, yield to and pay attention to your parents in accordance with and with respect to, in relation to and concerning all individual and collective things, for this is and exists as well-pleasing and acceptable with Yahuweh*.

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• To the Fathers: do not provoke, aggravate or irritate, embitter or cause your children to become angry, so that, in order that and with the result that they might not be discouraged or disheartened, lose heart or feel like giving up, lack motivation or be broken in spirit.

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• To the slaves, servants and attendants: according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to all individual and collective things, listen to and obey, yield to and pay attention to your earthly masters, your masters according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to the flesh, not in, by or with eye-service that is done under their eye in order to attract attention as and like the men-pleasers, those that seek the praise of men do, but nevertheless, notwithstanding and on the contrary, do so in, by and with sincerity and honesty, purity and frankness, openness and uprightness of heart, your circulation of life that controls your desires and feelings, affections and endeavours, will and character, passions and impulses, free from pretence and hypocrisy, revering, respecting and venerating God*. Whatever you might do and perform, accomplish and execute, practise and bring about, keep and carry out, construct and establish; work and labour, exercise and produce, undertake and acquire, carry it out and do it from out of the soul as and like you were doing it for the Sovereign Master* and not for men, for concerning this you know and understand, perceive and realise, notice and discern, discover and observe, acknowledge and comprehend that you will receive and take, collect and acquire, claim and procure, accept and apprehend, obtain and admit the inheritance from the Sovereign Master* as your reward. Serve, obey and submit to the Sovereign* Messiah*, for the one who does wrong or acts unjustly or wickedly, causes hurt, damage or harm, or violates the Torah of the Supreme One, he or she will carry, bear and be paid back for what he or she did wrong or acted unjustly or wickedly, or that caused hurt, damage or harm, or that violated the Torah of the Supreme One, and there is and exists no partiality, prejudice or favouritism.

Chapter 4

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• To the masters, those who have authority over others: exhibit and show, render and express, give and bestow, present and grant righteousness and justice, uprightness and virtuousness, faultlessness and guiltlessness, fairness, approval and acceptance, and equity and equality to your slaves, servants and attendants, knowing and understanding, perceiving and realising, noticing and discerning, discovering and observing, acknowledging and comprehending that concerning this you also have and hold, acquire and receive, regard and count, cleave and cling to, grip and embrace, keep, own and possess a Master in heaven - Yahuweh*.

Be Devoted To Prayer

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Remain steadfast and constant in, be devoted to and adhere to, persevere and stay diligent, hold on to and be busily engaged in, continue in and attach yourself to, cling to and spend much time in prayer, watching and giving strict attention to, staying alert and being vigilant in it with thanksgiving and gratitude, and also, at the same time, praying and requesting, petitioning and pleading on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for us so that, in order that and with the result that God* may open a door for us for the Word and message, statement and declaration, instruction and decree, mandate and matter to speak and declare the secret and mystery of the Anointed Messiah*, through the means of and on the grounds of, on account of and for the reason of, on the basis of and because of whom I have also been bound, chained and imprisoned, so that, in order that and with the result that I might make it known, teach it and exhibit it, reveal it and manifest it clearly, openly and thoroughly as and like it is necessary and in need of, is right and proper for me to speak. Walk and behave, live, conduct and regulate your life, works and actions in, by and with wisdom and intelligence, knowledge and insight advantageously towards those who are outsiders, those who are not fellow believers, buying and redeeming the opportune season and time, making the most of it and taking advantage of each moment. Let your word and message, statement and declaration, instruction and decree, mandate, matter and speech always and at all times be spoken in, by and with favour and joy, delight and thanks, glory and charm, goodwill and sweetness, pleasure, mercy and loving kindness, seasoned and prepared in salt which results with wise words, knowing and understanding, recognising and respecting, perceiving and observing, comprehending and appreciating how it is necessary and in need of, is right and proper for you to answer, respond and reply to each and every one of their questions.

Final Instructions

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Tychicus*, the beloved and esteemed, dear and favoured brother and minister and helper, and co-slave, servant and attendant in, by and with Yahuweh* will tell you and make known and reveal, declare and point out, give understanding and recognition to you about every individual and collective thing according to and with regards to, in relation to and with respect to me. I sent and dispatched Tychicus advantageously to you for and on behalf of this very thing, that he might come to know and understand, perceive and comprehend, notice and realise, acknowledge, discover and recognise the things about and concerning you, and so he might encourage and exhort, console and teach, instruct and urge, appeal to and comfort, implore and entreat, beseech and cheer on your hearts, your circulation of life. And together with him is Onesimus*, our trustful and reliant, obedient and beloved, esteemed, dear and favoured brother who is and exists as one of you. They will make known and reveal, declare and point out, give understanding and recognition to you about all the individual and collective things that are happening here, in this place. Aristarchus*, my fellow prisoner and captive, greets and salutes, bids welcome to and embraces you, and so does Marcus*, the cousin of Barnabas* (concerning whom you received and took, collected and acquired, claimed and procured, accepted and apprehended, obtained and admitted commands and precepts, orders and charges, regulations and commissions; If he might come and arise, show himself and appear advantageously to you, accept and receive, embrace and welcome him as a guest and as one of your own), and also Yahushua*, the one called and named Iustus*, these are and exist as the only companions, fellow workers and helpers from the circumcision* working with me for and on behalf of the kingdom and royal power, dominion and rule, kingship and authority of God*, who have become, arisen and exist as a comfort and solace, consolation and encouragement to me. Epaphras, a slave, servant and attendant of Messiah* who is from your own gathering also greets and salutes, bids welcome to and embraces you. He is always and at all times striving, working hard and endeavouring with strenuous zeal on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for you in and with prayers, requests and pleas, so that, in order that and with the result that you might stand upright and firm, steadfast and established, fixed and unmoveable, upheld and sustained, maintained and authorised, whole and complete, perfect and without blemish and having been filled completely to the top in, by and with the whole will and purpose, desire and choice, mind and wish, purposeful intent and decision, gracious disposition and good pleasure, decree and law, precept and inclination of God*. For I witness and affirm, share and testify, declare and report, confirm and approve for him concerning that he has and holds, acquires and receives, regards and counts, bears and upholds, cleaves and clings to, supports and sustains, grips and embraces, entertains and keeps, owns and possesses much exertion and great labour, exhaustive toil and troublesome work on behalf of and for the sake of, concerning and about, on account of and in view of, with reference to and for you and those in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis*. Lucas*, the beloved and esteemed, dear and favoured physician, along with Demas*, also greets and salutes, bids welcome to and embraces you. Greet and salute, bid welcome to and embrace the brothers and fellow brethren who are in Laodicea, and also to Nympha* and towards the called out Ekklesia, assembly and congregation that meets in her house, dwelling and abode. And when and as often as this letter might be read in public or private among you, make sure and render it so that, in order that and with the result that it is also read publically and/or privately in the called out Ekklesia, assembly and congregation in Laodicea, and see to it so that, in order that and with the result that you get to read the letter from Laodicea publically and/or privately as well. And say to Archippus, “Perceive and examine, mentally discern and observe, discover and understand, consider and contemplate, pay close attention to and notice, direct your attention to and face, be aware of, make sure and see to it that you constantly complete and fulfil, accomplish, perfect and celebrate, execute and carry out, ratify and satisfy the service and ministry that you have accepted and acknowledged, associated with and taken, received and ascertained by, with and through Yahuweh*.”

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This greeting and salutation is in my own hand - PAUL. Remember and be mindful of, hold in memory and keep in mind, recall and think of my chains and bonds. The favour and joy, delight and kindness, glory and charm, sweetness and pleasure, merciful and loving kindness be with you.

THE END